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IS fighters hid among Afghan pine nut harvesters during U.S. drone strike: U.S. official

Sep 20 2019

JALALABAD/KABUL A senior U.S. defense official in Afghanistan's capital city Kabul on Friday said Islamic State fighters were hiding among pine nut harvesters when a U.S. drone strike in eastern Afghanistan killed at least 32 people.

Letter detailing civilian presence failed to prevent deadly Afghan drone strike

Sep 20 2019

JALALABAD, Afghanistan/KABUL Twelve days ahead of the pine-nut harvest season, the governor of Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province received a letter from village elders in the Wazir Tangi area about their plans to recruit 200 laborers and children to pluck the dry fruit.

U.S. drone strike kills 30 pine nut farm workers in Afghanistan

Sep 20 2019

JALALABAD, Afghanistan A U.S. drone strike intended to hit an Islamic State (IS) hideout in Afghanistan killed at least 30 civilians resting after a day's labor in the fields, officials said on Thursday. | Video

Letter detailing civilian presence failed to prevent deadly Afghan drone strike

Sep 19 2019

JALALABAD, Afghanistan/KABUL Twelve days ahead of the pine-nut harvest season, the governor of Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province received a letter from village elders in the Wazir Tangi area about their plans to recruit 200 labourers and children to pluck the dry fruit.

Suicide bomber and gunmen hit eastern Afghanistan gov't office

Sep 18 2019

JALALABAD/KABUL A suicide bomber and gunmen wounded at least nine people, including a child and a woman, in an attack on a government building in eastern Afghan on Wednesday, officials said.

Afghan forces launch attacks to clear warring militants from east Afghanistan

Apr 30 2019

KABUL Afghan government forces have launched attacks in a bid to clear rival militants who have been battling each other for territory near the Pakistan border in fighting that has forced thousands of villagers from their homes, officials said on Tuesday.

Afghan forces launch attacks to clear warring militants from east Afghanistan

Apr 30 2019

KABUL Afghan government forces have launched attacks in a bid to clear rival militants who have been battling each other for territory in fighting that has forced thousands of villagers from their homes, officials said on Tuesday.

At least 20 Afghan civilians killed in airstrike: officials

Dec 15 2018

ASADABAD, Afghanistan At least 20 Afghan civilians, including 12 children, were killed in an airstrike targeting a Taliban commander in the eastern province of Kunar late on Friday, local officials said.

Carnage at Afghan election rally as suicide bomber strikes

Oct 02 2018

JALALABAD, Afghanistan A suicide bomber blew himself up at an election rally in Afghanistan's eastern province of Nangarhar on Tuesday, killing at least 13 people and wounding more than 30, officials said, warning that the toll was likely to climb.

Dozens killed and injured in suicide attack at Afghan protest

Sep 11 2018

KABUL A suicide bomber in Afghanistan killed at least 32 people and wounded more than 120 at a demonstration on Tuesday on the highway between the eastern city of Jalalabad and the main border crossing into neighboring Pakistan, officials said.

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